Incorporating the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia… and more

Southeast Asia Pilot by Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden

Anchorage symbols in Southeast Asia Pilot

We use a system of symbols to indicate facilities, services and circumstances at each of the featured anchorages.

Obviously, almost everything changes over time, so you may find one or two of the anchorages you visit don’t match precisely what we have included in the book. If that is the case, we would really appreciate you taking a few minutes to let us know.

Email us at feedback@southeastasiapilot.com and we will update the website within a week - and the book at the next revision.

Day Anchorage
Day Anchorage

Locations where anchoring is feasible but where the vessel should not be left unattended. Not recommended by the authors for overnight stops for various reasons.

Night Anchorage
Night Anchorage

Secure anchorages suitable for overnight stops, possibly only at certain times / seasons. Refer to the text in the relevnt chapter for clarification.

Habitation
Habitation

Any form of dwelling or village. Does not imply shops or restaurants.

Water Supply
Water Supply

Indicates the availability of well water, fresh water streams and occasionally tap water. If the water supply is on a jetty or a marina, it is mentioned in the text.

Fuel Supply
Fuel Supply

Locations where diesel or gasoline can be bought in small quantities and carried in jerry cans — unless otherwise indicated in text.

Provisions
Provisions

Indicates populated areas ashore where shops or markets can supply a minimum standard of provisioning.

Restaurant
Restaurant

Covers all kinds of local restaurants from simple food stalls to international standard hotels.

Transport
Transport

Access ashore to local public transport of some kind.

Snorkelling
Snorkelling

Areas where coral growth and fish life are at a depth suitable for snorkelling. Water clarity is reasonable in good conditions.

Diving
Diving

Locations where coral, fish life, and underwater topography create an interesting dive site within easy reach of the anchorage.

Telephone
Telephone

All but the really remote anchorages will have some form of cell phone signal, but it is impossible to keep up to date with the rapid developments in this respect. As a guide, if there is any form of habitation, there will usually be at least a basic cell phone signal.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.

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